Transgender Day of Remembrance in Illinois

CHICAGO — As the annual time to remember transgender members of the LGBTQ community that have been lost, communities across the state are planning events and vigils.

Sunday, Nov. 19

Trans Day of Remembrance Reframing

Sunday at 1:30 PM – 6 PM

Brave Space Alliance, 1434 W 51st St, Chicago, Illinois 60609

1:30pm: Doors Open

2pm – 3pm: Don’t Be a Drag: Confronting Racism in the Trans Community Workshop with America in Transition, Episode TBD

America in Transition is a documentary series that explores family, community, and social change for trans people of color.

3 pm: TLC’s 1st TDoR March for Liberation

TLC is seeking to radically reframe our community’s observance of TDoR. We do not see it as a day where our community wallows in sorrow, rather, we see it as yet another opportunity for Chicago’s trans and GNC community to show our power and strength. Our community has a long tradition of mourning in the streets, and we believe that TDoR should be no different. We will take the streets and march for our collective joy, liberation, and power as we remember the lives and names of those we have lost in the past calendar year to transphobic violence. A rally will conclude the march, where we will hear the words of liberation from the lips of our community’s leaders.

4:30 pm – 6 pm: Community Space at Brave Space Aliiance

Gather after the March to connect with other members of Chicago’s trans and GNC community, and be in power and love with our siblings in the struggle. While you’re here, take a look around the fabulous confines of the Let Us Breathe space, home of Brave Space Alliance! Refreshments will be served =)

Transgender Day of Remembrance 2017

The Unitarian Universalist Church, 4848 Turner St, Rockford, Illinois 61107

Sunday at 1 PM – 4 PM

In honor of the Transgender Day of Remembrance, PFLAG Rockford and community members will gather, share a safe space, honor members of the transgender community who have lost their lives to hate crimes. We will also view the film Gender Revolution. All are welcome to attend.

This event is FREE.

Monday, Nov. 20

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Center on Halsted, 3656 N Halsted St, Chicago, Illinois 60613

5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Join us for TDOR, our annual trans community event that bring everyone together in solidarity, as we remember the Trans/GNC people who have been killed over the past year due to violence and hate crimes.

The evening includes a welcome reception, a candle lighting and bell toll ceremony, followed by a panel discussion on trans people and intersectionality.

TDOR provides us the opportunity to grieve together for those we have lost, and to gain strength from each other for the journey ahead.

RSVP is optional.

Transgender Day of Remembrance – Candlelight Vigil

Universalist Unitarian Church of Peoria, 3000 W Richwoods Blvd, Peoria, Illinois 61604

Monday at 6 PM – 9 PM

Peoria Transgender Society, Peoria Proud, and the Central Illinois Interfaith Alliance, with help from the Universalist Unitarian Church will memorialize those who have lost their lives to anti-transgender fear, bigotry, and hatred. This event raises awareness, educates the community, and honors those whose lives were ended tragically by violent acts of those who knew or perceived them to be transgender. Please join us for this solemn evening of fellowship.

All of these events are listed on The Illinois Eagle Calendar.

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